Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms that live in the heart and lungs of dogs.
Heartworm disease is treated with a series of injections that kill the adult worms.
Keep your dog quiet and restricted from exercise for several weeks after treatment. Monitor your dog for any side effects, such as vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy.
The most common side effects of heartworm treatment are vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own.
In rare cases, heartworm treatment can lead to more serious complications, such as allergic reactions or heart failure.
If you have any concerns about heartworm treatment, talk to your veterinarian. They can help you decide if treatment is right for your dog and answer any questions you have.
The best way to prevent heartworm disease is to have your dog on a monthly heartworm preventive medication.